Uprooted Magnolia

You gotta have a big stick

Posted in Calving by leahyetter on April 7, 2010

You gotta have a big stick:

Don’t worry, he isn’t hurting the calf…or the cowboy. Patrick has to keep the momma away so that John can give him his tag and shots. If she wasn’t shooed away, in Patrick’s words “She’ll eat your lunch… it’s serious”.

That’s her baby and nobody messes with Baby.

Number 6000 has just given birth to this little munchkin. He’s a preemi and we didn’t tag him this day because we weren’t sure he was going to make it.

She’s a good momma “you can tell” Patrick says. She’s very concerned for her baby and didn’t let him out of her sight the entire day.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Patrick works so hard. It snowed last night and calves are being born left and right. He worked from about 1:30 am until about 7  this evening watching over the little ones and their mommas. They can freeze almost immediately after birth on a snowy night like that. He has to warm them and get them upright and suckling quickly if they can’t do it on their own.

PS: as of today, I’m told Munchkin is doing just fine.

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  1. Stephanie said, on April 8, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Oh I want Munchkin! He’s so cute!!!


  2. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on April 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Welcome to Wheatland! I too am an uprooted Southern girl who has located here, and a photographer as well. You’ve got some beautiful shots of the cows, esp. 6000 and her baby.


  3. […] Munchkin? I finally spotted him yesterday and he’s doing great! He’s too small to be branded yet […]


  4. Over the Moon « Uprooted Magnolia said, on January 22, 2011 at 8:39 am

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